Rex Burkhead signs with Patriots

by Anthony Cervino | Patriots Correspondent | Tue, Mar 14th 4:50pm EDT

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the New England Patriots and former Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal. (Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Burkhead is coming off of a career year in 2016 in which he accumulated 344 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while catching 17 targets for 145 yards as a receiver. However, he did most of his damage at the end of the campaign due to injuries to Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill, including an outstanding performance in the season finale in which he totaled 144 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 29 touches against the Ravens. With Burkhead, Dion Lewis and James White under contract for 2017, the former's signing will likely spell the end for LeGarrette Blount's tenure in New England. Blount is currently an unsigned free agent despite scoring 18 touchdowns in 2016.

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